Do you struggle with caffeine crashes? Then Matcha is ideal for you! While coffee will give you a sudden spike of energy and soon after a crash, matcha will give you a slow and steady release of energy throughout the day without any drawbacks.
With its high content of caffeine, Matcha is also known as the "espresso among teas" (2g Matcha powder contains about 64mg of caffeine, an espresso 80g of caffeine).
Caffeine from tea is bound to polyphenols, so the substance is only released in the intestine. It takes a while longer for the caffeine effect to take place but it last a lot longer.
Some factors will affect the caffeine content of matcha such as:
the quantity of matcha powder a person uses The more matcha you use the more the caffeine content
the temperature of the water Higher temperature will increate the amount of caffeine
the age of the tea leaves Younger leaves contain more caffeine.
the production process Shading the tea leaves for 21+ days will prevent the loss of caffeine in the leaves.
Although both Matcha and Coffee contain the substance caffeine, coffee with a caffeine content of approx. 120 mg caffeine per 240 ml cup has significantly less caffeine than the same amount of matcha tea that has almost 300 mg!
Matcha tea is alkaline while coffee is quite acidic. The acidity of coffee especially early in the morning when consumed before meals can cause stomach problems. The alkaline nature of matcha can help to sooth a sensitive stomach.
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